Archive for March, 2005

Mark Twain

« 31 March 2005 | 7:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.



Niels Bohr

« 30 March 2005 | 8:45 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

No, no, you’re not thinking, you’re just being logical.



Elizabeth I

« 29 March 2005 | 7:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If your heart fails thee, climb not at all. in response to Sir Walter Raleigh’s Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall. both being scratched in a glass window pane with a diamond ring.



Henry David Thoreau

« 28 March 2005 | 9:22 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.



John Muir

« 27 March 2005 | 11:22 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it is tied to everything else in the universe.



Shel Silverstein

« 26 March 2005 | 7:17 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Early Bird Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird And catch the worm for your breakfast plate. If you’re a bird, be an early bird, But if you’re a worm, sleep late.



G K Chesterton

« 25 March 2005 | 0:10 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The word “good” has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.



Duke Ellington

« 24 March 2005 | 13:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I don’t need time. What I need is a deadline.



Piet Hein

« 23 March 2005 | 6:58 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Astro-Gymnastics Go on a starlit night, stand on your head, leave your feet dangling outwards into space, and let the starry firmament you tread be, for the moment, your elected base. Feel Earth’s colossal weight of ice and granite, of molten magma, water, iron, and lead; and briefly hold this strangely solid planet balanced upon […]



Michelangelo

« 22 March 2005 | 6:17 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.



Winston Churchill

« 21 March 2005 | 6:30 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.



Antoine de Saint-Exupery

« 20 March 2005 | 7:53 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.



William Blake

« 19 March 2005 | 7:10 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

The Tiger Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire? And what shoulder, and what art, Could twist […]



George Bernard Shaw

« 18 March 2005 | 7:18 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.



George Macdonald

« 17 March 2005 | 7:00 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Simply to do what we ought is an altogether higher diviner more creative thing, than to write the grandest poem, paint the most beautiful picture, carve the mightiest statue, build the most worshiping temple or dream out the most enchanting commotion of melody and harmony.



C S Lewis

« 16 March 2005 | 8:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.



Le Guin

« 15 March 2005 | 8:05 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Love doesn’t sit there like a stone. It has to be made like bread; Remade all the time, …Made new.



G K Chesterton

« 14 March 2005 | 7:49 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The conservative spirit of the child always makes him think of the latest as the last.



Paul Valery

« 13 March 2005 | 8:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

One had to be a Newton to notice that the moon is falling, when everyone sees that it doesn’t fall.



Piet Hein

« 12 March 2005 | 9:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Whenever you’re called on to make up your mind, and you’re hampered by not having any, the best way to solve the dilemma, you’ll find, is simply by spinning a penny. No – not so that chance shall decide the affair while you’re passively standing there moping; but the moment the penny is up in […]



Robert Browning

« 11 March 2005 | 10:21 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Ah, but a man’s grasp should exceed his reach, Or what’s a heaven for?



Eleanor Roosevelt

« 10 March 2005 | 7:18 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.



Italian Proverb

« 9 March 2005 | 10:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box.



Henry David Thoreau

« 8 March 2005 | 11:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.



Robert A. Heinlein

« 7 March 2005 | 5:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook […]



Sir Walter Raleigh

« 6 March 2005 | 9:32 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.



R L Stevenson

« 5 March 2005 | 9:55 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Requiem Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die, And I laid me down with a will. This be the verse you grave for me: Here he lies where he longed to be; Home is the sailor, home from the sea, And the […]



Rene Descartes

« 4 March 2005 | 7:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If you would be a real seeker after truth, you must at least once in your life doubt, as far as possible, all things.



Leo Tolstoy

« 2 March 2005 | 7:47 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.



Thomas A. Edison

« 1 March 2005 | 0:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.